LFBD → KSEA… DONE!!!
I don’t know how I managed to pull it off. There was a waypoint east of Greenland that sent my Autopilot into a tizzy that required manual intervention to fix. But after changing the autopilot modes, it didn’t show on the actual autopilot, and changing the waypoints didn’t change the FMS display. There were other bugs, too, but I’m not sure if it was the airplane, or me! Probably a bit of both.
Then, when I was 99% of the way here, my autopilot goes whacky again, and somehow I turned the autothrottle off, and couldn’t get it back on, so I had to manually control it. Meanwhile, on final, I’m starting to run out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time, but somehow I didn’t crash and managed to put the b1rd on the runway. Keep in mind this is literally the first time I’ve ever landed it!!
Flaps down, flaps up, speed, angle of attack, all gone wild! I can’t even imagine what someone in the back might have thought in between my midfield downwind all the way through touchdown, but I got her shoehorned in and nobody died! (Plus the aircraft was useable again, bonus!!) Two difficult achievements accomplished in one flight.
First few photos are from going feet dry over Greenland, the rest are at the gate at SeaTac after landing. Don’t think I’ll be flying the 787 again until someone (PMDG, I’m talking about you here…) makes a really nice version of it, where everything works, and works right, including the EFB and even the circuit breakers lol…